Monday, June 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well, it is so nice to go away. But it is always better to come home.

As always, Cathy had all kinds of things planned out for us to do. So much, that I had to pick what I wanted to do everyday! Thursday led us to Townsend, Tennessee. Off the tourist path, we visited the little artisan village "Nawger Nob" .

We had lunch at Sister Cats. This quaint little cafe had wonderful sandwiches, great peppermint iced tea, and desserts to die for. After we stuffed ourself at lunch, we visited the shops. Unique pottery, wood carving and a lady who did these amazing gourds. It was nice to see actual artists working on their finery. Not something made in China.

Friday, we went to Sweetwater, another great little town. Lots and lots of antique shops. A really upscale art gallery. And darn, the quilt shop that they advertise, was closed. Many small businesses are just disappearing. What a shame.

Saturday, we went back to Nawger Nob for the craft fair. There was a lady there who was planting sedums in all kinds of containers. Shoes, purses, sifters, driftwood. You name it, she planted it. I bought a cute little enamel mug with a few sedums in it.
Then we went to a place that showcased local artists, and I purchased a plant cutting holder. Don't really know what else to call it.


On the way back, we stopped at an antique mall that featured one of the vendors from the craft fair. I purchased one of their handmade samplers. I couldn't resist. Pardon the glare of the flash. If you can't read it, it says, papas workshirt, sisters dress, mamas apron, grandpas vest, babys blanket, brothers slacks, grannys bonnets, flour sacks, plain old cotton, finest silk, treasures found, within a quilt.

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